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Matt Hamblen covers mobile and wireless, smartphones and other handhelds, and wireless networking for Computerworld.

Verizon Wireless Reveals $150 20GB Shared Data Plan, and Four Others

Verizon Wireless Tuesday revealed that there are five additional data tiers over and above the six tiers announced with its Share Everything plans earlier.

New Marketing Head Will Raise Qualcomm's Profile

Intel's former head of Ultra Mobility, hired Monday to become Qualcomm's chief marketing officer, shows that the San Diego-based chip maker is finally serious about marketing.

UPS Mid-way in Deploying Wearable Image Scanners for Faster Package Sorting

Full rollout to reach 38,000 scanners by end of 2013.

Google to Likely Make Modest Profit on Nexus 7, IHS Teardown Reveals

A teardown of the Nexus 7 tablet reveals Google is likely to break even on the $199, 8 GB version of its tablet while earning a modest profit on the 16 GB version, priced at $249.

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Sprint to Sell IdeaPad U310 Ultrabook for $800

Sprint has become the first U.S. wireless carrier to offer an Ultrabook, which is being sold with a 3G/4G mobile hotspot device at no added cost.

Verizon to Sell BlackBerry Curve 9310 for $50 After Rebate

Smartphone will go on sale Thursday, with a two-year service plan.

Smartphone Owners Back Obama by Wide Margin Over Romney

49% of the smartphone owners said they'd vote for Obama, while 31% said they would vote for Romney.

Tablet Adoption Lowers Reading of Physical Books, Newspapers, Survey Shows

More than half of tablet adopters are reading books and other media on their tablet screens instead of relying on paper.

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Google Play Key to Nexus 7's Success

The success of the Nexus 7 tablet will depend on Google's ability to bring users to its selection of 400,000 apps and other content through Google Play.

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Kai Design May Help Google Keep Nexus 7 Tablet Costs Low

Google may be using Nvidia's new Kai reference design in its highly anticipated Nexus 7 tablet, a move that would bolster the tablet's reported low starting price of $199 without much of a Google subsidy.

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RIM Committed to Company Overhaul, as Report of Blackberry Sell-off Surfaces

Report says RIM could be planning to split off its BlackBerry smartphone.

Verizon Adds 46 4G LTE Markets

The carrier's 4G LTE service climbs to 304 markets with an additional launch this week.

Price Tag Will Make or Break Microsoft Surface

As the guessing game begins, analysts say Microsoft must price Surface carefully or the tablet will fail to hook consumers.

Surface Debut Prompts LG to Stall its Own Tablet

LG Electronics says it will put its new tablet development on hold and instead focus on smartphones, now that Microsoft is entering the tablet market.

Samsung's SAFE for Galaxy S III Aims to Help IT Embrace Android

Samsung to help enterprise IT feel confident about allowing the coming Galaxy S III smartphone on the job.